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MAT 260 - History of Mathematics

Course Description: This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore selected topics in the history of mathematics. Students will explore mathematical contributions from people of diverse cultures with accomplishments from both female and male mathematicians. Topics include mathematics in ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Pre-Columbian Americas, the Islamic World, China, and India. The development of mathematics from ancient times, the Middle Ages, and throughout the 17th to 21st Centuries will be examined. The lives and contributions of individual mathematicians will be explored.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

Mathematics Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: